Pogo Linux Launches New Modular Intel Servers to Address IT Evolution in Data Services

Posted on October 10, 2019 by rawee.k

REDMOND, Wash., October 1, 2019 — Pogo Linux, a leading supplier of rackmount servers for the modern data center, today announced the immediate availability of a new product line of Intel®-based servers. Based on the newest Intel® server processor platform, Intrepid Modular Server System users can upgrade a single server with forward-compatible technology add-ons instead of buying a new server. The new Intrepid product line are integrated with 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and are shipping in volume across 1U thru 2U form factors.

Since 1999, Pogo Linux has delivered custom-built, high-performance server hardware to IT departments of all sizes to process the compute backbone of traditional on-premise and data center applications. To support new business opportunities in the new digital and data services economy, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and predictive analytics, technology departments will need to make new investments in IT infrastructure to stay competitive. As this data transformation touches all aspects of business, modern server hardware must to evolve to help IT users support more connected users.

The new Intrepid Modular Server Systems are a response to this IT shift to prioritize on the processes, movement and storage of data. The Intrepid product lineup offers users an agile computing experience with flexible hardware configurations, at a better IT value than legacy servers. Built on the latest Intel® server innovations, Intrepid servers are engineered to better handle the challenges of today’s on-premise applications, private and hybrid cloud, or multi-cloud architecture.

Intrepid Modular Server Systems are configurable with dual 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to enable users to customize a solution which provides the optimum balance of compute-density.  Intel’s newest server processors are engineered for modern application and data center workloads, with key features that include: increased CPU core counts, improved clock speeds, higher memory capacity and bandwidth and innovative new server features.  In addition to outperforming their predecessors in these key areas, the 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® processors provide greater price-performance than previous models.

Pogo’s Intrepid Modular Servers Systems equipped with Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors highlight:

Agile Server Computing – Deep integration with 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors enables forward-compatibility to a full-range of Intel technology-based solutions as compute needs grow. Intel® Speed Select Technology allows for throughput and per-core performance configurations, allowing for the prioritization of performance for certain workloads running on specific cores by sacrificing the performance of other cores. Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory delivers a tier between DRAM and storage for data center users. The technology enables quicker access to more data by directly attaching multiple terabytes of memory, a maximum of 6TB, to the CPU.

Flexible Hardware Configurations – Highly-dense yet highly-configurable 1U and 2U chassis design that features a modular design to scale-up to a robust array of storage options and high speed I/O expansion devices.  Expand the total number of 2.5” or 3.5” SATA/SAS drive bays from 12 to 24. Flexibility to increase caching performance by adding an extra M.2 NVMe SSD. Add a redundant power supply to increase uptime as workloads dictate.

Better IT Value: Realize improved IT value with the ability to address modern data-centric workloads and the ability to upgrade technology and hardware to meet future IT requirements in a single Intrepid server system.  As projects end and new business opportunities become prioritized, Intrepid servers deliver greater performance per dollar with scalability options, enables customers to consolidate workloads, resulting in more virtual machines per server, fewer total servers and lower total cost of ownership.

“We are proud to work with Pogo Linux on their new product line of Intel® Data Center Block-based Intrepid servers”, Steve Gillaspy, Sr. Director, Product Manager, Intel Data Center Solutions Group. “As an Intel® Platinum Partner, Pogo is a leading provider of Intel’s world-class data center infrastructure solutions. Our 2nd-Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor with built-in AI acceleration and support for the revolutionary Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory  will unleash the next wave of growth for Pogo Linux customers.”

“The Intrepid product family announced today reflects our new data-centric strategy that’s designed to help IT departments better meet the demanding data applications and digital services,” said Chris Stevenson, vice president, Pogo Linux. “To stay ahead of the competition, it‘s critical for value-conscious IT users to have server hardware that delivers agile computing with flexible customization options to process, move, and store data, from the data center to the edge”.

“We’re very excited about the customized performance features the new Intel© Xeon© Processor Scalable Family bring to our Intrepid product line. The latest Intel® processing platform allows users to elevate their IT operations to be more strategic by optimizing their applications’ performance to meet current requirements with the ability to scale in the future. This is exactly what our customers are looking for and shows Intel’s hardware leadership in the data center.

The full product line of Intrepid server systems can be found at www.pogolinux.com/products/intel-servers

In addition, Pogo’s Intrepid modular server systems will be on display at All Things Open 2019, Booth #5 in the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina from October 13 – October 15, 2019. To learn more about the event, visit allthingsopen.org

About Intrepid Server Systems

The Pogo Linux Intrepid product line of modular Intel servers are designed to meet the computing, customization, and IT value needs to address today’s digital and data services workloads. Featuring deep-integration with 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors, Intrepid servers enables forward-compatibility to a full-range of Intel server innovations, including Intel® Speed Select and Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory.

The Intrepid server family’s flexible hardware configuration options feature a highly-dense yet modular 1U or 2U chassis design with the ability to expand from 12 to 24 drive bays. As storage or caching performance requirements grow, users have the ability to upgrade to 2.5” or 3.5” SSDs or add an extra M.2 NVMe SSD. Experience exceptional IT value with the ability to upgrade a single Intrepid server with affordable add-ons instead of buying a new server. All Intrepid server systems include pre-installed commercial or free Linux distribution operating systems and come with a three-year warranty.

About Pogo Linux

From a single system to an entire data center, Pogo Linux has provided servers, workstations, and storage solutions to universities, corporations, and government institutions for over 20 years. With a focus on custom configurations, cutting-edge technologies, and exceptional support, Pogo has been a trusted advisor to the IT and Open Source communities since 1999. To learn more, visit www.pogolinux.com and follow us on Twitter.